Friday, October 19, 2018


Elsewhere on this page readers will find a lengthy and detailed summary from the county’s top law enforcement official about an unfortunate situation that took place at Naylor’s Pond in Dodge County a few weeks back. Unfortunate because a 7-year-old Owatonna boy lost his life, but equally...
A 58-year-old Rochester man died in a motorcyclist crash in Dodge County Wednesday night. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle that had flipped over and went into the ditch in the 23300 block of County Road 24 outside of West Concord.  A witness began doing CPR before...
Donning cancer t-shirts, Jay and Kristie Lundberg spent the day before the Dodge County Relay for Life on Thursday at their Kasson home preparing smoked brisket for a taco stand. They donated the proceeds raised to the relay event.
It may have been 31 years ago that Jay Lundberg lost his mother to cancer, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing something special in her honor. Lundberg and his wife, Kristie, operated a food stand at the Dodge County Relay for Life Friday night at the fairgrounds in Kasson. And it wasn’t just...
Jean Allen, left, and her daughter, Mollie Allen, carried a banner “Fishin to Fight Cancer” Friday night during the survivor’s lap at the Dodge County Relay for Life in Kasson. The Allens were part of the top team made up of mostly county employees that raised almost $19,000. The Relay came away with $140,000 at this year’s event, raising the total to about $2.6 million over the past 26 years.
Jean Allen and her daughter Mollie went fishing Friday night. The only odd part about it was they weren’t any where close to water. They were “Fishin to Fight Cancer” at the Dodge County Relay for Life held at the fairgrounds in Kasson. They did so by carrying a banner in the survivor’s walk during...
By GRETTA BECAY CONTRIBUTING WRITER   Ron Durst, the 2018 Caregiver of the Year for the Dodge County Relay for Life, has fought cancer for many years, both as a survivor and as a caregiver. He has survived cancer in two separate organs. First he had renal cancer and then that metastasized into his...
This year, the Dodge County Relay for Life has a team of honorary chairs.  These four women have had  cancer and know that enemy first hand. They all survived. They all wanted to give back because they consider themselves the lucky ones. And now they all spend countless hours working on the Relay...
Editor's Note: This incident does not reflect any actions taken by any member of the DCI. SHERIFF REACTS TO DROWNING INCIDENT WITH AREA NEWSPAPER.   DCSO RESPONSE TO THE INCIDENT WITH LARRY DOBSON AT NAYLOR'S POND  On July 26th, 2018 the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to a possible...
Nancy Tobiason-Kramer of Mantorville dressed in white reflects on her brother, Sgt. First Class John J. Tobiason of Hayfield, who is pictured on the Remembering Our Fallen national traveling exhibit displayed during the Dodge County Fair last week. She spoke at the opening ceremony Wednesday morning, July 18, asking people to remember those pictured in the memorial and their stories.
The Remembering Our Fallen memorial at the Dodge County Fair stirred up some deep emotions for VaLane Tyler of Dodge Center as she walked through the towers with her husband Ray and their great-grandson on Saturday. “It’s sad,” VaLane said. “It brings a person to tears. I don’t know how you can...
The Dodge County 4-H Auction set a new record this year by bringing in just under $50,000. Auctioneers Travis Warmka and Steve Searles provided their services to auction off the animals for about 80 bidders that came out to support the 4-H program.
For 4-H animal exhibitors, the Dodge County Fair brings an opportunity to show their animals and make some big bucks at the same time. And this year this did it in record-setting fashion. The 4-H Ribbon Auction held Saturday morning brought in nearly $50,000, easily surpassing the previous record...
Nancy Tobiason-Kramer sang and performed on her guitar at the opening ceremony for the national tour of Remembering Our Fallen. She lost a brother, SFC John J. Tobiason of Hayfield, in Iraq in 2007.
A surviving family member of a fallen soldier from the Iraqi war urges people to remember soldiers who have been killed in the War on Terror and their stories. Nancy Tobiason-Kramer of Mantorville shared her special request at the opening ceremony of the Remembering Our Fallen display at the Dodge...


Steele County Times & DCI

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411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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